Josh Freeman is a free man for CFL purposes

Quarterback Josh Freeman has no current ties to any CFL team.

The Redblacks added Freeman to their negotiation list on Saturday, June 17, but he’s since been dropped by the club.

That happened after the 29-year-old worked out for Montreal and he was spotted at the Alouettes final pre-season game. The move was a clear attempt by the Redblacks to keep Freeman from signing in Montreal. All’s fair in love, war, and the neg list, but the interest in Freeman has waned.

Freeman’s first foray into Canadian football was attending Calgary Stampeders mini-camp from April 29 to May 1, but he was not offered a contract by the Stamps.

The Kansas State product was a first-round pick, 17th overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2009. He started 61 games over seven seasons with three different teams, compiling 81 touchdowns, 68 interceptions, 13,873 yards and a 77.6 quarterback rating. His last start came in January 2016 with the Indianapolis Colts and he was out of pro football completely last season.

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk

Justin Dunk was a five-year starter at quarterback for the University of Guelph. He covers the league for Sportsnet and 3DownNation.
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9 Comments on Josh Freeman is a free man for CFL purposes

  1. Slow news day I guess?

  2. IMAN ICE HORSIE // August 7, 2017 at 11:52 am //

    meh. whatever.
    I can’t see alot of interest at this point.

  3. Big news. No one cares about Freeman. Bigly.

  4. Next stop: Riderville

  5. Judge Jones // August 7, 2017 at 3:13 pm //

    for sure but will be replaced when Young is ready to return

  6. eogweotr // August 7, 2017 at 4:46 pm //

    Justin Dunk is trying to portray Kavis Reed as some incompetent rookie GM who did not understand the elementary concept of the neg list. But that narrative does not fit what Kavis Reed said.

    Before the Saturday, Reed told reporters that he was going to offer Freeman a contract as the team had his rights for a limited number of hours. For whatever reason, Freeman declined. Later on after the exclusivity period expired, Freeman showed up on the Redblack’s neg list.

    If Dunk was actually right in his theory and Reed had made an error, then why did the Als not put Freeman on their neg list after the Redblacks dropped him? The logical answer is Freeman already passed on an opportunity to sign in Montreal.

  7. CFL should pass on Freeman. Proven pro bust with multiple reports about professionalism and leadership or lack there of. There are some excellent back up QBs in the league right now. I believe Franklin, Buckley and Bridge are all future starters while BC has two legit starters . Jury is still out on Fajardo and Adams.

  8. Judge Jones // August 8, 2017 at 10:33 am //

    BigGus, So in other words he’s perfect for Jones

  9. Whopee to the Redblacks and Freeman

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